Meaning of deformation

de•for•ma•tion

Pronunciation: (dē"fôr-mā'shun, def"ur-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of deforming; distortion; disfigurement.
  2. the result of deforming; change of form, esp. for the worse.
  3. an altered form.
  4. a change in the shape or dimensions of a body, resulting from stress; strain.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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